Octavius Catto

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New Mural Arts Project Honors the Legacy of Octavius Catto

On what would have been the 179th birthday of activist Octavius V. Catto, Mural Arts Philadelphia on Thursday announced its plans to feature the historic […]

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Dear Philly: Stop Patting Yourself On the Back for the Octavius Catto Statue

In case you missed it, the Octavius Catto statue was finally unveiled at City Hall on Tuesday. There were lots of Very Important People. There […]

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Philly Just Unveiled Its First Memorial to an African-American Figure

A 12-foot bronze statue of Octavius V. Catto — 19th century educator, baseball player, abolitionist, and civil rights activist — was unveiled today on the […]